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Boat Oklahoma

Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 12:00AM

Outside of the Sooner state a lot of you might be scratching your heads over why Monterey Boats is at two boat shows in Oklahoma. There can't be that much boating there. Can it?



Well, there's actually 660,000 acres of public waters in 73 reservoirs, each are more than 500 acres, and there are 23,000 miles of streams. While these stats come from a fisheries management report, you can bet a lot of folks also are enjoying water sports or just cruising on all that water.



The state's largest body of water, Eufaula Lake, is the 15th largest lake in the United States. The Red River is the state's largest stream and forms much of the border between Oklahoma and Texas. The Red also flows through Lake Texoma, another giant lake that Oklahomans enjoy.



The website OutdoorsOK.com has a wealth of information about enjoying the waters of Oklahoma. Popular activities include water skiing and wakeboarding. There are even some lakes clear enough for scuba diving -- Arbuckle Lake, Elmer Thomas Lake, Lake Murray and Lake Tenkiller.



Of course, fishing is another favorite Oklahoma pastime. Largemouth Bass and Stripers are two of the big species to fish, but others include Blue Catfish, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Flathead Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Paddlefish, Rainbow Trout, Saugeye, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Sunfish, Walleye and White Bass.



The Oklahoma City Boat Show has already wrapped up for this year, but don't worry. Whatever you like to do on the water, you can find a Monterey Boat that's right for you through this weekend at the Tulsa Boat Sport & Travel Show. Even after the shows, you can visit H&H Marine in Oklahoma City or Ugly John's in Afton and Catoosa, Okla., and Rogers, Ark.



To check out all our boat models, you can go to MontereyBoats.com at any time.

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